REVIEW: Lenny & Larry’s Protein Bars (The Complete Cookie-fied Bar)

Flavors Tried: Cookies & Creme, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Almond Sea Salt

Price: $12 for 9 bars on Amazon ($1.33 per bar)

Nutrition: 160 Calories, 5g Fat, 22g Carbs (5g Fiber & 6g Sugar), 12g Protein

Lenny and Larrys Cookie-Fied Bars

I’m generally not a fan of Lenny & Larry’s products. I’m sure Lenny & Larry are great guys, but to me, their cookies are incredibly mediocre. Not to mention, I’ve also tried their The Boss Cookies as well as their Immunity Bars, and genuinely disliked each.

So when I came across these protein bars, I was naturally very skeptical. I would not have opted to buy these had it not been for this blog, so you are welcome.

Considering I already know that I do not like most Lenny & Larry’s products, the odds were against me that I would enjoy The Complete Cookie-fied Bar.

In my mind, that just meant that I was going to be eating a Complete Cookie in the shape of a bar. Gee, fun.

One of my biggest issues with Lenny & Larry’s cookies is that they advertise them as high-protein, and yet the protein content is not very impressive at all. The Complete Cookie has over 400 calories and only 16g of protein, which is a pretty terrible ratio.

Luckily, these bars are much more impressive. At 160-180 calories and 12g of protein, that is a MUCH better ratio. It may not be the most protein we’ve ever seen in a bar, but for a plant-based bar, it’s not too far off from what we normally see.

But they can’t actually taste good… right?

Lenny & Larry’s Cookies & Creme Bar

Lenny & Larrys Cookies and Cream Bar

Upon opening the package, I was really surprised by the look of this bar. I thought that this protein bar would like dry and crumbly (like the cookies) but it is clearly a soft & chewy bar.

There are crunchy pieces packed throughout the bar, which I didn’t realize were small crunchy cookie pieces. I guess that’s what makes these bars “cookie-fied.”

The smell of the cookies & creme bar is unreal. It smells exactly like you’d want something cookies & cream flavored to smell. If I could bottle it up into a candle, I absolutely would.

Cookies and creme cookie-fied bar

Biting into this bar was one of the most surprising moments of my life.

It was actually delicious. Like… really delicious.

The bar is very soft and has a very distinct Oreo cookie flavor. I’ve made edible Oreo cookie dough before, and this reminds me so much of that. The texture is truly like soft cookie dough.

The combination of crunchy cookie pieces and white chocolate chips packed throughout the bar complement the soft dark chocolate bar perfectly.

Since this is a plant-based protein bar, I thought for sure that it would not only be dense & dry, but would also have a distinct “earthy” flavor to it as most plant-based products tend to have.

That’s not the case at all here. I would never have known this was plant-based, which is a huge win in my book.

If you like Oreos (of course you do) there is absolutely nothing to dislike about this bar.

Lenny & Larry’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar

Cookie fied peanut butter bar

Based on my experience with Lenny & Larry’s products in the past, I thought for sure that the first bar I tried was a fluke. Surely they couldn’t nail two flavors…

But, just like the cookies & creme flavor, the peanut butter chocolate chip delivers.

The bar is pretty dense, yet somehow still very soft and delicate. By looking at it, it looks to be made of mostly peanut butter, so you’d think there was a ton of fat in this bar. But, the whole bar only has 8g of fat!

Peanut butter lenny & larrys bar

If you’re a peanut butter lover, there’s no reason you wouldn’t love this protein bar. The bar itself is nice and soft and tastes just like quality peanut butter. The addition of the crunchy cookie pieces and dark chocolate chips really help take this over the top.

With absolutely no earthy flavor from the plant-based protein used, this bar was another winner. Peanut butter and chocolate is what we expect, and that’s exactly what we get here.

Chocolate Almond Sea Salt

Chocolate almond sea salt bar

When I opened up the wrapper of this one, I was blown away by the amount of cookie pieces packed into it.

I mean, there seem to be more cookie pieces than actual protein bar.

While that is truly impressive, this flavor is definitely my least favorite of the bunch.

Chocolate almond lenny and larry bar

This bar definitely tastes like chocolate and almond, but it is the most bitter of all the flavors. Both cookies & cream and peanut butter have the perfect amount of sweetness, but I find it lacking in this flavor.

Since the chocolate flavor is more on the bitter side, you definitely get a plant-based taste coming through more than the other bars.

Still, there’s no arguing with the generous amount of mix-ins, and this bar is still delightfully soft and chewy.

If this were the only flavor I tried, I wouldn’t be overly impressed with these bars as a whole, but you may feel differently if you enjoy bitter dark chocolate more than I do.

Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie-fied Bars: Overall Thoughts

Complete cookie-fied bars

I am shocked by how much I enjoyed these protein bars. I’ve never met a Lenny & Larry’s product I liked, but that has now officially changed.

In fact, these are one of the better-tasting plant-based snacks I’ve ever had. I cannot believe I’m admitting that.

The flavors combined with the cookie dough-like texture make these a winner.

The one major downside to these bars is that they contain only 12g of protein, which is on the low end compared to other protein bars out there. But, considering these are plant-based AND taste amazing, that’s a price I’m willing to pay.

These bars check pretty much every single box: soft, delicious, plant-based, gluten-free, low-calorie, not insanely expensive… the only way these will disappoint you is if you want something very high in protein, or you need something sugar-free or keto-friendly.

Update: I have purchased these bars (specifically the cookies & creme flavor) numerous times since my initial review, and it has been an incredibly inconsistent experience. Some batches I get are significantly worse than the batch I first tried.

Because of this, I’ll need to update my overall score accordingly. I still recommend these bars, but some batches are noticeably more dry and earthy tasting than the first batch I tried.

Lenny and Larrys Cookie-Fied Bars
REVIEW: Lenny & Larry’s Protein Bars (The Complete Cookie-fied Bar)
Summary
I typically do not enjoy Lenny & Larry's products, but these bars surprised me. While they're not insanely high in protein, the flavor and texture is awesome, especially for a plant-based bar. I do find that the bars are extremely inconsistent: some batches are great, and other times they are really disappointing. I hope you get lucky and get a great batch (like I did the first time I tried these) but you've been warned.
Texture
8
Flavor Accuracy
8
Nutrition
7
Overall Taste
8
The Good
Flavors are delicious for a plant-based bar
Soft cookie dough-like texture
Well-rounded nutrition facts
The Bad
Lower in protein compared to many other protein bars
Not a sugar-free/keto-friendly option
VERY inconsistent (I've purchased numerous boxes and some of them are noticeably more dry and earthy tasting than my initial experience)
7.8
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Show Comments (4)
  1. Just had some of the cookies and cream flavor, can vouch that they’re excellent. Gonna add it to my regular rotation alongside ready cleans and barebells

    1. Just be warned that they are VERY inconsistent when you buy them from Amazon. For whatever reason (maybe shipping) I find that these bars tend to get hard and are WAY less pleasant. When they’re soft and fresh, they’re amazing, but I keep having bad luck ordering new boxes for whatever reason.

  2. The nearby target always has emerged in stock for me so they’ve been fresh and soft the last 3 times I’ve gotten a box. I’ll stay away from Amazon ordering them in that case.

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